Shastri on Kohli’s on-field behaviour: The Indian Head Coach defended the Indian captain for his on-field behaviour in the Perth Test.
The sight of India captain Virat Kohli constantly in the ears of the opposition players during the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Perth didn’t go well with many people. While some people claimed Kohli’s on-field behaviour to be healthy for the format, the others considered it as rude and offensive.
It is worth mentioning that Kohli didn’t cross the line at any point in the match. However, his continual verbals seemed to have not gone too well with a section of the viewers.
ALSO WATCH: Virat Kohli and Tim Paine involved in verbal clash.
During his interaction with the media, India coach Ravi Shastri gave the impression of not finding any fault in Kohli’s on-field behaviour. Asked about the same, Shastri was quoted, “Fantastic. What was wrong with his behaviour? People can question [whatever they want to]. As far as we are concerned, he is an absolute gentleman.”
During the interactions, Shastri also updated about the fitness conditions of Indian players in middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya.
The fourth Test of the ongoing India tour of Australia will be played from December 26 at Melbourne. With the series currently level at 1-1, both the team would be looking to register a win in the Boxing Day Test in a bid to secure their status ahead of the last Test.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Kohli below:
— Circle of Cricket (@circleofcricket) December 22, 2018
Here’s Virat showing everyone how to behave when things don’t go your way on the field pic.twitter.com/w596J02n2V
— Dennis Cricketmas (@DennisCricket_) December 20, 2018
— Virat Kohli FanClub (@official_Kohli) December 23, 2018
“World’s worst behaved player.”
Bollywood star Naseeruddin Shah has had enough of Virat Kohli.
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) December 19, 2018